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Man charged after ambulance crew “threatened with knife” in Egremont

Police were contacted by NWAS at 8pm on 19 October 2019 to a report of a man in Main Street in Egremont in possession of a knife and behaving aggressively.

Officers attended and arrested a 34-year-old man.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Kevin Smyth, 34, of Main Street, Egremont was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

“He was due to attend Workington Magistrates’ Court today (21 Oct).”

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: “We are working with Cumbria Constabulary following an incident at the weekend in Egremont where a member of the public threatened an ambulance crew.

“Violence of any kind, verbal or physical is not acceptable, it is not part of the job, it is not to be expected and emergency service staff have every right to work safely.

“We are fully supporting the clinicians involved and are assisting the police with their investigations.”

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